A 21-year-old Chicago resident was killed in a car crash that occurred in Rock County, Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon, according to JSOnline. The woman was riding as a passenger in a car being driven by a 48-year-old Chicagoan on Interstate 39. The motorist was allegedly driving too fast for weather conditions, drove into a median and then hit some trees.
The traffic accident occured just before 2 PM and the interstate was reportedly very icy at the time of the accident. The 21-year-old Chicago victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and another passenger, age 17, were taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville for medical treatment. Their injuries are supposed to be non-life-threatening.
The Wisconsin State Patrol handled the accident investigation
State authorities in Wisconsin urged motorists to stay off the highways if possible on Sunday because of hazardous travel conditions. Several highways were closed in different parts of the State due to severe winter weather. There was a seven car accident on I-94 that shut down the interstate for 3 1/2 hours.